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There is little evidence to suggest that mastodons communicated by "tooting," and even less to suggest that they possessed the dexterity to play with a little paper airplane

mastometa tip 

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Shameless self-promo 

Honestly, the only reason I'm still on birdsite at all is for a handful of DM groups with friends I care about. If I could replicate that experience here, I'd log off and never look back.

Me: (sees a sudden influx of new people on Masto)
Me (thinking): "Okay, what fresh hell has birdsite done now??"

New People on #mastodon / activitypub 

what if

we hang out here long enough to reprogram our brains so we enjoy being kind

and then on the few occasions we tweet, we cast forth that generosity & compassion further into the ether

this is serious kindness content;
not a joke

Just realized it's been like 7 months since I've hung around here. In that time a lot has happened, most notably I've managed to stumble into the love of my life for a second time. Completely unexpected in the best possible ways.

hey so, not being out and full time past end of February is unlikely to be an option.

I do not foresee losing my contracts and income as a result, but it’s not guaranteed enough for me to feel safe

if i’m going to risk the collapse of everything I have built in order to be me, I’d like to have a backup plan.

is anyone aware of potential CONTRACT sysadmin/telecom work that’s likely to crop up?

Can add to current client list or wait

I am a registered LLC, have résumé et al.

you may boost


Relationship angst 

Official work portraits, taken just over 3 years apart. You wouldn't know it, but I'd started HRT about a month before that photo on the left.

GRS stuff 

Clock in my doctor's exam room is stuck on 9:49:34, and the second hand just keeps bouncing and going nowhere. If that's not a metaphor for how time moves on a doctor's office, I don't know what is.

And it's not like being on means that the discussion is All Queer, All The Time or anything, which is good, because that's just one part of who I am. But what it *does* mean is that people who gravitate here tend to share other traits that sometimes cluster *around* queerness, and I love that.

Some folks on birdsite are tagging our project account in tweets like "hey jack twitter should copy this thing mastodon does". The idea that this is merely about features is short-sighted. Twitter will never, ever, ever be your friend. They are the shareholders' friend, not yours. No feature will let you see what their engineers are working on, what's under the hood. No feature will fix their headquarters in the US following and enforcing US laws and customs worldwide.

a thing mastodon has that the bird site does not 

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